New Japan Close-Up Book

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New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 1st, 2007, 10:26 pm

Mr. Kaufman,

Any updates/infos on this book?

Thanks,
Charles

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 2nd, 2007, 7:29 am

Yes, I was wondering the same thing. There hasn't really been alot of talk about it lately.
Also, regarding New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five Japan, are they going to be excatly the same or are you going to add some new kinks to them.

Thanks, Niko

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 2nd, 2007, 7:57 am

I believe "New Magic of Japan" and "Five Times Five: Japan" will be exactly the same as the first editions.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 2nd, 2007, 8:46 am

Both books will be the same.
At the same time as they are republished, I will publish a new book of Japanese magic.
There will be a special pre-publication offer on all three.
Unfortunately, I've been pretty busy and am not as far along on the new book as I'd hoped.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 2nd, 2007, 8:55 am

I will be looking forward to the new book, as well as the reprints although I already have them :) .

Also, is Mr. Kaufman going to include Japanese magic in Genii's to coincide with the reprints + new book? Just wondering!

Best,
Charles

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 2nd, 2007, 9:50 am

You will find a 28-page article on Magic Bar Hopping in Japan in the October issue of Genii, how at the printer. Among the articles on 10 different magic bars are two tricks.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 2nd, 2007, 11:02 am

Thank you for the information I can't wait for the reprints and the new book! :D

~Niko

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 3rd, 2007, 8:14 am

Thanks Mr. Kaufman for the information. If there happens to be any further updates, please do post in this thread again. I am sure there are lots of people out there who are more enthusiastic about this book than I am. :D

Best,
Charles

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 3rd, 2007, 1:33 pm

I'm excited about this, I have been hoping to get my hands on both "New Magic of Japan" and "5X5 Japan ever since I added "5X5 Scotland" to my library.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 4:03 pm

Mr. Kaufman,

Is there any chance that you could include "Eerie Revelation" in the new book? I've been trying to learn it but there's no place to find it.

Thanks,
~Niko

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 5th, 2007, 4:04 pm

Niko, what is Eerie Revelation?
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Evan Shuster » September 5th, 2007, 4:47 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Niko, what is Eerie Revelation?
It's the cover item from Apocalypse, vol. 15, no. 3 (March, 1992), by Yuji Wada.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 5th, 2007, 5:54 pm

I don't want to bother Harry, and I can assure you he'd have no problem with the following request. If someone could fax that to me at the office at 301-652-8035, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 6:48 pm

Who's Harry?...sorry...im new...

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 6:54 pm

Originally posted by QtipMagics:
Who's Harry?...sorry...im new...
The original publisher of Apocalypse magazine and author of several good books on car magic and also one of the Tarbell series, Harry Lorayne.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 6:56 pm

Oh. Okay well thanks for clearing that up.
So, Mr. Kaufman, if you get permission, would you consider putting it in the book?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 5th, 2007, 9:24 pm

I am able to consider it for the following reason:
Yuji Wada has won the Atsukawa Award, and all the contributors to the new book are winners of the award.

AND, I might add, the power of our community has again been proved: I have received two copies faxed to me. Thanks, ES and DL!
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 10:27 pm

Mr. Kaufman: Please keep the good stuff under covers. :D

It is very interesting to hear that the book will contain all the Masao Atsukawa Prize Winners. In fact, I got a book at magicland in Tokyo last month called "Winners," which contains works from the first eight "Masao Atsukawa" Prize Winners. I am wondering if a lot of the material in the New Japan book would be repeated from the "Winners" book.

Link: https://www.frenchdrop.com/detail?id=73

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Charles

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Perrin » September 6th, 2007, 12:23 am

Jonathan Townsend,
Harry Lorayne wrote car magic? Wow! I didn't know that he is into car magic!

Oh, card magic... oh rats! Me dissappointed! :p

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 4:14 am

Okay, Thank you so much! :D

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 1:30 pm

Ok...Now that thats out of the way, I have a few more questions for Mr. Kaufman.

1) Are all 3 books going to come out the same time, or will they be scattered all through September and October? Is there a specific date?

2) Does the book have a title yet?

I'm done with questions for a while so you won't be annoyed with me. :p

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 6th, 2007, 4:21 pm

I don't get annoyed by common-sense questions.

To answer a few:

1) Yes, the basis of the new book is the Japanese book Winners, however we have expanded it greatly with the addition of tricks from many of the winners of Atsukawa Awards from 9 through 14.

2) Time is growing short to get these books out for the holiday season, so I've given the order to print New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five: Japan first--those are under way right now. At the moment, I don't have the time to read, edit, and do the other work necessary with the new book. So, that will wait a while.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 5:16 pm

Thanks! You've been a very big help.

msc455magic, are you Charles Hsu from youtube?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 10:46 pm

QtipMagics,

Yes I am :)

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 7th, 2007, 4:22 am

Dude you're awesome. I'm partyboysproduction I've messaged you a lot. :D

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 9th, 2007, 12:39 pm

Does someone keep deleting my replies or is it just me?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 9th, 2007, 2:00 pm

I have sent you several e-mails, however you must not be receiving them. Please update your e-mail address on file. I have been editing the threads. No need to get into a discussion about it.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 9th, 2007, 3:39 pm

Yea I just realized that you were sending me emails.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 11th, 2007, 1:58 pm

Mr. Kaufman,

What would be a better deal:
Getting the two reprints (with the pre-publication price), and waiting and buying the new book.
Or, waiting for the new book and buying all three of them for a special price.

~Niko

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2007, 5:41 pm

Because the new book will be coming out later, there will not be a special price for the three.
By the time the new book comes out, the pre-publication price on the reprints will have expired.
So, your least expensive option will be to purchase the reprints when advertised.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 19th, 2007, 7:15 pm

Mr. Kaufman,

In the new book, is there going to be a section with forces, passes, and palms, or is it tricks only? Also, any updates on Eerie Revelation?

~Niko

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 20th, 2007, 6:27 pm

Niko: I believe the book will only be about tricks, although I am looking forward to other things from it as well (short biographies of each contributor would be nice!).

Regarding "Eerie Revelation," why don't you check that out from Lorayne's Apocalypse first? This way, you don't have to wait :whack:

Best,
Charles

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 20th, 2007, 6:52 pm

Well, I'd rather wait because I'm running low on money. I don't want to have to buy another book for one trick and then buy the 3 japanese magic books. Plus Lorayne's Apocalypse is expensive. I'm only 14 years old. I don't have that kind of cash. :(

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » September 21st, 2007, 4:13 pm

By the way, Charles, what is the name of force that you use in your videos? (the one in Non-Prediction, where you count off cards one by one) :help:

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Bill Withers » October 1st, 2007, 4:42 pm

I don't think this is an actual force, I think Charles just makes the selection look good for the camera. ;)
I've talked to Charles on this specific topic, and he says he usually does a Riffle.

-Noah Samotin

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » October 1st, 2007, 5:15 pm

Noah,

Thanks for the explanation :)

PS: You can use the force (the one I used) as a psychological force too. The success rate is high, but in a trick like this where forcing the card is absolutely a must, I wouldn't depend on this force all the time either.

As of now, I use the hofzinser spread force more than the riffle or psychological force.

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Guest » October 2nd, 2007, 4:35 am

Oh OK. That's what I was thinking. ;)

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby flynn » April 23rd, 2008, 8:59 pm

Mr Kaufman, has the new book come out yet if so whats it called or if it hasn't when do u you think it will be ready?

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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2008, 10:09 pm

Not yet. Busy working on the Jennings book. Perhaps by the end of the year. Have just added some new tricks from Tomo Maeda and Yuji Wada. Still haven't decided on a title.
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Re: New Japan Close-Up Book

Postby magicalt » April 24th, 2008, 12:50 am

Any idea when the Jennings book will be ready.


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